In the last 12 years, the sustainable use of technology has opened up the destiny of the common people of the country. Has played a leading role in the economy through creativity, innovation and skills development. The firm partnership between KOICA and Bangladesh’s has played a leading role in this regard. From the very beginning, KOICA has been instrumental in implementing the Digital Bangladesh Vision by adopting and implementing various projects in a bilateral agreement with the ICT Department. That is why the Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak has expressed his gratitude to KOICA Bangladesh, an international partner of Korea.
To further strengthen this relationship, the Bangladesh IT Connect Virtual Desk will be inaugurated in December, said the state minister. Palak thinks that this desk will be a bridge for innovation and investment in technology and BPO sector of both the countries.
The State Minister for ICT expressed this hope while addressing a function at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dhaka on Tuesday on the occasion of KOICA Bangladesh’s Silver Jubilee.
Highlighting KOICA’s technical and financial support, he said, “In collaboration with KOICA the ICT department has developed an e-government system in the country, utilizing Korea’s experience.” Digital Island project has been implemented in Maheshkhali. Korea Telecom and IOM have connected the Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar to high speed internet. In addition, education-training, mobile health care, access to information, solar electricity and e-commerce have contributed. Bangla Gov project has given soft loan for implementation. Ideathon has been successful.
Not just at the government level; The State Minister for ICT also mentioned that the partnership with South Korea has been strengthened in the country’s private sector too through KOICA.
“I think the long-term relationship of trust that has developed between Bangladesh and Korea will deepen in the future, and will help both countries achieve national goals. Korea will continue to support Bangladesh in achieving its 2041 development goals”, said Palak.
Mr. Lee Jang-kun, Ambassador of South Korea to Bangladesh, Mr. Shahriar Quader Siddiqui, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Relations, Government of Bangladesh, Mr. Richard Reagan, Representative of World Food Program Bangladesh, and Ms. Young Ado, Country Director of KOICA Bangladesh spoke on the occasion.
Cultural performances performed by specially able children and adolescents added a new dimension to the program.